Porthdinllaen lifeboat assists 40 foot yacht

Lifeboats News Release

At 9:20 am on Friday morning, Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat were tasked by UK Coastguard at Holyhead to launch to the assistance of a broken down yacht in the Irish Sea.

Yacht placed on mooring at Porthdinllaen

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Yacht placed on mooring at Porthdinllaen

Using the lifeboat`s radar and the position given by the yacht, Porthdinllaen`s Tamar Class lifeboat and her Volunteer crew were alongside the casualty, which was on passage from Whitehaven to Milford Haven, within 55 minutes of launching. After assessing the situation, and with a strong West North Westerly wind and deteriorating sea state, Coxswain Owain Williams opted for a long tow to reduce snatch loading on the tow line, making it a safer and more comfortable tow for the casualty vessel back to Porthdinllaen.

On arrival at Porthdinllaen, the tow line was shortened with the lifeboat placing the yacht on a safe mooring at Porthdinllaen Bay.

Ken Fitzpatrick, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthdinllaen added ‘With deteriorating weather condition forecasted, the yacht`s crew made the correct decision in calling for assistance.’

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Porthdinllaen Lifeboat seceuring tow line to yacht

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